Cerro Hoya National Park - Azuero Peninsula
Established in 1988, Cerro Hoya National Park covers approximately 32 hectares of the Azuero Peninsula. It is located in Tonosi, Los santos and Montijo, Veraguas. The park is also called Tres Cerros for the “pots” that are formed atop of the hills Hoya, Moya and Soya, which reach the average hight of 1,400 meters above sea level. The terrain is made of volcanic matter and varies from the coastline to the mountains. The park contains the highest point on the peninsula, Cerro Hoya peak. There are numerous rivers to this area with waterfalls and pools to explore.
The park is known for its rich biodiversity. Coastal areas of the park include coral reefs, coastal cliffs, and mangrove swamps. The mountain areas are covered by forests and are home to over 95 species of birds including the scarlet macaw, painted parakeet, king vulture, osprey and black-hawk. The park is also home to white tailed deer, jaguars and ocelots.